SDG 14: Life Below Water

UN SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Hornby Island Conservancy


  • To preserve and foster stewardship of the human and natural environment of Hornby and adjacent waters

  • To promote human tenure on the Earth in ways compatible with its nature

  • To encourage and undertake activities directed toward creating and maintaining compatible, sustainable, mutually beneficial interaction between the community and its members, and the natural environment

Association for Denman Island marine Stewards

ADIMS is a grassroots Denman Island organization. We have advocated for protection of our marine environment for 20 years. We have successfully raised awareness about what constitutes a healthy marine environment, and about the cumulative impacts of intense shellfish industrialization and aquaculture practices. We have fostered a sense of community stewardship of our marine environment, and continue to create opportunities for community members to protect its wellbeing.

Salish Sea Ambient Monitoring Exchange

The new Salish Sea Ambient Monitoring Exchange (SSAMEx) represents a forum to harmonize and exchange ambient marine monitoring data in the trans-boundary waters of British Columbia and Washington State.

The Whale Museum

In the Pacific Northwest of the United States lives the Southern Resident Community of Orcas, an endangered population of orcas, sometimes known as "killer whales".

The Whale Museum, located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, opened to the public in 1979 as the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, our museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.

Orca Network

Orca Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Washington State (Employer Identification Number: 91-2168027), dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats. A community is emerging that is increasingly attuned to the orca population, that cares about and tries to understand the needs of the Resident and Transient orcas that inhabit the Salish Sea.

Salish Sea Biodiversity

Harnessing the momentum of ongoing community-based biodiversity research, our initiative has enlisted a team of researchers in a biogeographic study of this region of critical conservation concern, including taxonomic experts, resident citizen scientists, and curators of biodiversity projects in several communities in British Columbia, CA, and Washington, USA.

Center for Whale Research

Dedicated to the study and conservation of the Southern Resident killer whale (orca) population in the Pacific Northwest.

Garden of the Salish Sea

We inspire students to take responsibility for their environment and natural resources. We teach students to practice watershed friendly habits, engage the participation of their families and communities, and become engaged in scientific study. Today's children are the leaders of tomorrow. 

Emerald Sea Protection Society

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ESPS addresses the complex problem of ghost gear and other marine debris through research, underwater surveys, recovery, recycling and education.

Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society

Our organization is dedicated to encouraging marine research at or near our location at the centre of the Salish Sea and to providing or facilitating educational programmes, workshops and hands-on activities which will create awareness and promote a better public understanding of our marine ecosystems

We collaborate with researchers, educators, NGO's and educational institutions to encourage both students and the general public to become involved as professionals or as citizen scientists to be stewards for the future of our ocean environment.